The just released EasyVR Commander v3.10.2 includes a few minor fixes and a new firmware release for the EasyVR 3 module that supports a faster SD/SV recognition.
Firmware releases included in this distribution are:
– EasyVR3_FW_Rev0 – Original firmware release
– EasyVR3_FW_Rev2 – Supports live message recording and fixes connection problems (EasyVR3_FW_Rev1 retired)
– EasyVR3_FW_Rev3 – Supports live message recording and Fast SD/SV recognition
A new software release for the EasyVR range of products is available for download.
This version includes a few minor fixes and additional support for bridge-mode flash updates on several boards with native USB serial port (the same way used on the Arduino Leonardo with mode jumper set to LEO on the EasyVR Shield 3).
Please consider this as an experimental feature, as we cannot test the software with all the available boards.
The boards now detected by the flash updater, that can use LEO update mode, are:
Arduino Leonardo (tested)
Arduino Micro (not tested)
Arduino Yun (not tested)
Arduino Zero (not tested)
Arduino Zero Pro (tested)
Arduino Due (tested)
Lilypad Arduino USB (not tested)
SparkFun Pro Micro (partially tested)
SparkFun Fio v3 (not tested)
SparkFun MaKey MaKey (not tested)
Even if some boards do not have a shield interface, they can still be connected to the hardware serial pins the same way as the Arduino Leonardo (with which they share the same ATmega32U4 controller) and used accordingly.
Boards with external USB/Serial adapters can use the regular update mode, with mode jumper set to UP.
Larger Flash memory for custom SI vocabularies and compressed sounds
Serial Flash memory instead of EEPROM to support voice recording capability
Audio output from internal DAC instead of PWM for better quality
Embedded boot-mode circuitry to support easier connection with a PC (through the QuickUSB adapter cable)
SMD jumper for input voltage selection
The current production version of the new EasyVR 3 will be functionally equivalent to the old EasyVR 2. Future firmware upgrades will add voice recording and playback capability to the serial command protocol and a replacement firmware will provide direct programmability of the main processor in the same fashion as the now end-of-life SmartVR product.
EasyVR Shield 3 fully assembled (speaker not included)
The new EasyVR Shield 3 comes as an adapter board for using the EasyVR 3 module on Arduino boards.
EasyVR Shield 3 Features:
Compatible with Arduino boards that have the 1.0 Shield interface (UNO R3) and legacy boards including, but not limited to:
Supports 5V and 3.3V main boards through the IOREF pin
Supports direct connection to the PC on main boards with a separate USB/Serial chip and a special software-driven “bridge” mode on boards with only native USB interface, for easy access by the EasyVR Commander
Supports remapping of serial pins used by the Shield (in SW mode)
Provides a 3.5mm audio output jack suitable for headphones or as a line out
Main differences with the previous version:
Support for 3.3V levels in addition to 5V
Complete support for Arduino Leonardo and Due (also for Flash updates)
SMD jumpers to re-route serial pins used in SW mode (12-13 or 8-9), to free the SPI interface or to enable SoftwareSerial connection with Leonardo
We have updated the EasyVR 2.0 Firmware and EasyVR Commander
The EasyVR 2.0 firmware has been updated and is available with the latest version of the EasyVR Commander Installer.
Full details of this release can be found in the change log file in the download package and in the GitHub release notes here.
A new command has been added that allows users to better fine tune recognition settings using the Recognition Settings in the GUI (see screenshot below).
– Strictness Level
– Microphone Distance
Updates to latest Sensory software for the RSC4x platform
– FluentChip 3.1.14
– QuickSynthesis 5.2.6
– QuickT2SI Lite 3.1.16
The installer includes the latest Sensory tools and updated Arduino Library 1.5.
Miscellaneous Bug Fixes
The latest software also has some additional bug fixes that improve bridge-mode detection with Arduino boards when used with the latest firmware. The new firmware is backwards compatiblewith previous firmware and software versions.
Were happy to announce official support for Arduino Leonardo with EasyVR
We updated our EasyVR Commander to be able to handle the “caterina” bootloader from Arduino. Now you can use the EasyVR Module and the EasyVR Shield mounted on your Leonardo and Customize your commands. The EasyVR Commander is also able to generate Sample code for the Leonardo. To make all this happen we also have a new Arduino Library Version 1.4 and a new Manual Version 3.6.6.
Also we have included all Sensory Tools inside the EasyVR Commander installer. This means you do not have to handle different installers to get Quick Synthesis 5 , Fluent Chip 3, Quick Text 2 Speaker Independent Lite including all language packs running on your System. Simply decide during the Commander installation what tools you like to use. Please note that Quick Text 2 Speaker Independent (QT2SI) is optional Software which has to be purchased separately to be functional.
Please check our download section for the latest files.
Here is the complete change log v3.7.25 – Apr 15 2014:
– added detection of Arduino Leonardo (“caterina” bootloader)
– added detection of serial port replacement (for Arduino Leonardo)
– fixed serial port enumeration (it was handling end of list as an error)
– updated Arduino library version bundled with installer (with Leonardo support)
– updated Arduino template code generation for Leonardo compatibility
– added installer for the whole suite of Sensory tools (QS5, FC3, QT2SI Lite and all language packs)
– fixed installer when removing old software versions
We are really excited to announce that we have now released the EasyVR 2.0 and it’s Arduino cousin, the EasyVR Shield 2.0.
The EasyVR 2.0 includes 3 new very cool features:
Support for custom Speaker Independent (SI) Command creation
In the past you had to either settle with the existing built-in SI command sets, or if you wanted to have your own commands they were only Speaker Dependent. I.e the module could only react to custom commands that were given with your voice. No more. Now it is possible to create up to 28 of your custom SI commands. This opens up a whole lot of new possibilities for your Speech Recognition projects. All you need is the new EasyVR 2.0 Module or the EasyVR Shield 2.0 and the QuickT2SI Lite license and you are ready to go.
SonicNet Sonic net allows you to network multiple devices together with audio tokens. The tokens are audible, but they can be embedded into standard audio such as music, spoken audio or anything else. A sound source like an mp3 file, CD, or DVD can also be used. This is particularly useful for applications where other wireless communication protocols are not available or possible. Have a go with this new feature and get creative.
DTMF Tone Generation It is now possible for you to create DTMF Tones with the EasyVR 2.0 Module.
What if I already have a first generation EasyVR Module?
No worries – you can easily get all of these new features up and running on your EasyVR Module with a simple Firmware Upgrade.